Meet Tiger Lily: Homestead dairy cow

Meet Tiger Lily: Homestead dairy cow

Tiger Lily (Mark calls her) or Striped Cow (as Frank dubbed her) is the newest member of the milking line-up.  She joined us in December as a “commercial dairy rescue.” She was for sale from the dairy because she has an udder irregularity.  One of her back...
Meet Ruby from the dairy cow herd share

Meet Ruby from the dairy cow herd share

What herd share is complete if you don’t know your cows? Even in a big dairy cow herd you get to know certain cows and they may earn themselves a name. In a small herd like ours, and most herd share herds, the cows all have a name and a presence.  We thought...
A Walkabout- Yesterday was a sunny day.  In wintry northern Michigan, this is a thing to be noted and enjoyed.

A Walkabout- Yesterday was a sunny day. In wintry northern Michigan, this is a thing to be noted and enjoyed.

Yesterday was a sunny day.  In wintry northern Michigan, this is a thing to be noted and enjoyed.  Here’s what I found on my walkabout. The calves’ names are Calvin and Hobbes after the summer’s favorite cartoon characters.  This one sticking his...